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    #21

    Re: I love vs I'm loving

    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    You are right Anreak. But keep in mind that it may not last as it was said before by some members. That is to mean in general it's better and safe to say I love it.
    Don't you think so?!!
    I can't say much about the correctness of it and I may agree it's not. But as a victim of consumerism I would say that it's the idea they want to convey, something fast, a short and intense pleasure.

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    #22

    Re: I love vs I'm loving

    The phrase "I'm loving you" is used in Paul McCartney's "Good Times Coming/Feel The Sun."

    What is the meaning of "I'm loving you"?
    Does it mean "I'm madly in love with you" or "I'm enjoying loving you"?

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    #23

    Re: I love vs I'm loving

    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    Hello all
    We all know that "love" isn't usually used in the progressive. Why should someone say "I'm happy and I'm loving my life". I mean when do we use it in progressive? Is there any rule??!
    Thanks a lot.
    'Be loving' is an informal English construction which means essentially the same as 'be enjoying'. (I would advise against its use for formal or examination purposes!)

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    #24

    Re: I love vs I'm loving

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    'Be loving' is an informal English construction which means essentially the same as 'be enjoying'. (I would advise against its use for formal or examination purposes!)
    What about "I'm loving you" then?
    Doesn't it mean "I'm thinking about you with love"?

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    #25

    Re: I love vs I'm loving

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    What about "I'm loving you" then?
    Doesn't it mean "I'm thinking about you with love"?
    As standard English, it really doesn't mean very much at all!

    You ought to be aware that writers of English pop songs make very liberal use of a device known as poetic licence, which essentially permits all sorts of nonstandard expressions in the interests of rhythm, rhyme or overall style/feel.
    Last edited by philo2009; 08-May-2009 at 08:05.

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